The Resource Words without objects : semantics, ontology, and logic for non-singularity, Henry Laycock

Words without objects : semantics, ontology, and logic for non-singularity, Henry Laycock

Label
Words without objects : semantics, ontology, and logic for non-singularity
Title
Words without objects
Title remainder
semantics, ontology, and logic for non-singularity
Statement of responsibility
Henry Laycock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A picture of the world as one of discrete objects, distributed in space and time, has sometimes seemed compelling. It is one of the main targets of the author for it is seriously incomplete and leaves no place for 'stuff' like air and water. He also questions how we categorize the many and the much
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
111.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P325
LC item number
.L319 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Words without objects : semantics, ontology, and logic for non-singularity, Henry Laycock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-196) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.1 'The many bundled as 'the one' -- 2.2 Plurality and two conceptions of group-talk -- 2.3 Two kinds of motivation for collections -- 2.4 Collective reference -- 2.5 Collective predication and 'the class as many' -- 2.6 Platonism: 'the class as many' as an object -- 2.7 Nominalism: 'the class as many' as no object -- 2.8 The variable of many values -- 2.9 Collections born again -- 3. Non-count Descriptions and Non-singularity -- 3.0 'The much' repackaged as 'the one' -- 3.1 Conditions of uniqueness -- 3.2 The Theory of Descriptions (yet again) defended -- 3.3 The mechanics of non-count descriptions -- 3.4 Non-distributive predication -- 4. Quantification and its Discontents -- 4.0 The classical model -- 4.1 Roadblocks to non-singularity; meaning and truth-conditions -- 4.2 Non-singular quantification: the distinct semantic powers of 'all' and 'some' -- 4.3 Generality and distribution en masse -- 4.4 The non-count cases -- 4.5 Variables, instances, and samples -- 5. The Ideal Language Project and the Non-discrete -- 5.0 Ideal languages -- 5.1 Conditions for transparency -- 5.2 Power versus clarity -- 5.3 Reference and material 'non-entities' -- 5.4 The realms of multiplicity and unity -- 5.5 Two kinds of plural sentences -- 5.6 Concrete and generic non-count sentences and their material basis -- 5.7 The reality of substances
  • Introduction -- 1. A Proposed Semantical Solution to the So-called -- 'Problem of Mass Nouns' -- 1.0 Metaphysics without bodies -- 1.1 Metaphysics without physical objects -- 1.2 Persistence, things, and stuff -- 1.3 Unity, identity, and the semantic turn -- 1.4 A proposed semantical solution to the so-called 'problem of mass nouns' -- 1.5 Non-singular identities and definite non-count descriptions -- 1.6 Syntax, semantics, metaphysics: bridging the apparent gaps -- 1.7 Counting and measuring -- 1.8 Post mortem on 'mass nouns' -- 2. In Thrall to the Idea of The One -- 2.0 The supposed exhaustiveness of singular reference
Control code
ocn427507564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435623880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21614982
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)427507564
  • oso0191603597
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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